The Nova Scotia Nominee Program
- Legal status in country of residence:
- If you are living in Canada, you must provide proof of your legal status as a temporary worker or visitor.
- If you apply from outside Canada, you must provide proof that you have legal status in your country of residence.
- Approved opportunity
- Written approved opportunity with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the IWK Health Centre as a: General practitioner and family physician (NOC 3112) OR Specialist physician (NOC 3111)；
- The approved opportunity must be on official NSHA or IWK letterhead and must:
- Be signed and dated by a person authorized to hire physicians at the NSHA or IWK
- Be signed and dated by the applicant who is accepting the opportunity
- Indicate eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NS
- Indicate that the applicant is eligible to apply for privileges and credentials with NSHA and the IWK
- Education and training：
- A copy of an Education Credential Assessment or proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.
- Language ability :
- The ability to perform the job in one of Canada’s official languages as evidenced by an employment offer from the NSHA or the IWK
2. International Graduate Entrepreneur
- Want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;
- have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning your current Nova Scotia business (33.33% ownership minimum);
- have completed a degree or diploma after at least 2 academic years of full-time, in-person study at a university in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia Community College;
- have a valid post-graduation work permit;
- have a score of at least 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;
- complete an online Expression of Interest;
- receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
3. Skilled Worker
- have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in either NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates) or NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers);
- have 1 year of work experience related to the job;
- be 21 to 55 years old;
- have a high school diploma;
- have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job;
- prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 even if your first language is English or French;
- show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.